Friday marks one year since shooting at State College bar

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting at P.J. Harrigan’s in State College that left four people dead, including the shooter.

On January 24, 2019, a shooter opened fire at P.J. Harrigan’s on South Atherton Street, killing Dean Beachy, 61, and Steven Beachy, 19. 21-year-old Nicole Abrino was critically injured in the shooting.

Police say the shooter then fled the scene and crashed into a fence a half mile down the road.

He then broke into a home on Tussey Lane where he shot and killed 83-year-old, George McCormick, before taking his own life.

Tonight on WTAJ News at 5, we talk to the State College Police Chief, who reflects back on that night, and potential changes the county is looking at for active shooter situations.

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